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All-State QB commits to Georgia Tech

  • 3:52 pm Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

The younger brother of one of the best basketball players in state history turned down the opportunity to join his sister at North Carolina in order to play football at Georgia Tech.

AJ Gray, a 3-star athlete from Washington County High School, committed to Georgia Tech over North Carolina after making an unofficial visit with the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday. Gray is Georgia Tech’s second commitment for its 2015 football recruiting class.

“It’s a good football team; they have a great campus and great coaches,” Gray told the AJC.

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Gray is an All-State quarterback who was named Georgia Sportswriters Class [More]

Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson supports an early signing period

  • 9:42 am Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson, like the majority of college football coaches, supports the general idea of an early signing period for the sport.

“You’re going to see an early signing period here at some time,” Johnson told the AJC. “There needs to be an early signing period, just from a financial standpoint and from everything else. So that the kids who know where they want to go can get it done, and get it over with and save a bunch of money and a bunch of time …

“It’s nuts right now. And financially, it doesn’t make sense to not have [More]

How would an early signing period work for college football?

  • 9:40 am Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

How would an early signing period work for college football?

Some of the biggest names in the coaching profession gave us their ideas.

An NCAA committee will meet this summer to discuss whether to keep the current system of waiting until February to allow high school seniors sign football scholarships with colleges or to amend the rules for an additional date earlier in the yearly recruiting calendar.

Football is the only major NCAA sport without an early signing period. Because the football recruiting process has become so accelerated, many FBS-level prospects commit before the start of their senior year of high school.

The majority [More]